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Field of Roses

Some have pronounced the Dutch name Roosevelt with an “oo” — but it is supposed to sound like the old-fashioned flower of its meaning, “field of roses.”  In the early 1800s TR’s grandmother, Margaret Barnhill Roosevelt, kept a big rose garden behind their mansion on Union Square in Manhattan. 314 more words

Theodore Roosevelt

Humor in Rough Rider's Uniform


“Nobody ever had as good a time as I did as president,” Theodore Roosevelt reflected in 1909.  His serious side, which included negotiating peace between Russia and Japan, breaking apart trusts, and preserving the wilderness for generations of Americans, was balanced with pillow fights and outdoor adventures with his children — and boxing matches and Japanese wrestling with friends in the White House.  540 more words

Theodore Roosevelt

Executive Order For Your Gold

By Chris Vermeulen – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

When America was deep into The Depression of 1933, the stage was set for an act of unprecedented proportions. 1,419 more words

Monetary Policy


My daughter’s take on visiting ‘Springwood,’ the Hyde Park home of Franklin Roosevelt, was that visiting the homes of famous people was like reading People… 241 more words

Comparison: a dangerous game

Franklin Roosevelt once said “Comparison is the thief of joy”

I don’t know about you but comparing myself to others and not being content with who I am, is something I’m very guilty of. 370 more words

Political History Tuesday: Party Cycles

It appears that the Parties are presently split about 50-50 and estimating who will end up on top in a presidential election is impossible. But there are signs that a longer-term cycle may be in play. 405 more words

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